First off lets just say Flash at times can be useful, but for something large scale and as technology progresses it deems to be more and more useless. HTML5 is said to be the next solution, but until it’s accepted by all browsers that would not be suggested for use.
Just some fun facts, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO,Apple Inc., Co-founder and CEO,Pixar, Co-founder and CEO, NeXT Inc.Steve Jobs even made 6 great points on why Adobe Flash was not going to proceed into the future:
Flash is a closed, Adobe-controlled system.
H.264 is a “more modern format” for Web video
Flash would make iPhones, iPods, and iPads less reliable.
H.264 video consumes about half as much battery as Flash video.
Flash was not designed for touch interfaces.
Flash is cross-platform and not Apple optimized.
Steve Jobs concludes his letter by saying:
“Flash was created during the PC era — for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open Web standards — all areas where Flash falls short…New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML 5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML 5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.”
But lets just tell you a few really good reasons of our own, here in 2012 that we have found. And we are sure as time progresses this list will grow more and more:
Search Engines do not understand flash content, therefor your site content is over looked.. Hurting your organic ranking and SEO and not allowing you to optimize it.
Does not work on mobile devices, does not look like this will change.. and with iPads and smart phones growing in sales. This marketing is surely growing, and growing fast.
Longer loading time, might lose up to 20% of visitors due to this alone.
Bandwidth hog, Flash uses tons of server bandwidth .. and as you grow that starts to cost quite a bit of money. Even with unlimited hosting, they server can only handle so much.
You cant bookmark a page, such as if you are inside a store on a very cool product you like. If you wanted to bookmark or save that page, or even email it to a friend… you couldn’t due to flash being all inside one page… so you must start at the intro every time…
Also lets keep in mind the remarks from Adobe it’s self:
Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.
When looking for new website builders of 2012, there are a few things to keep in mind. First does the website builder have a free package? Or is it just a trial? Do not waste your time with trials as they expire after some time. WebPaper.co website builder offers 3 pages and 2MB of storage 100% Free !
Second be sure to check the reviews on the website builder, see what users are saying about the product or service they company may offer. Third be sure they provide tutorials or walkthroughs to make it easy for you to learn. Fourth keep in mind once you spend all this time building your website, that search engines can find it to help drive traffic to your website. I find some website builder that create the websites in FLASH, this is not understood by search engines and/or mobile devices such as iPad’s and iPhones would not be able to pull your page up. WebPaper.co website builder provides all websites in a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) friendly HTML/CSS website.
After you check all that, your fifth and final step is testing the service or website builder. See how flexible it is on you, see if you can do everything you might need. Such as moving objects such as images and text any place on your website, along with easy to adjust settings that require little clicks and time looking around. WebPaper.co website builder prides it’s self on user flexibility, and remains to still be one of the most flexible website builders of 2012. Letting users do everything from simple drag and drop, to meta tags and description. WebPaper free online website builder also lets users use Google Adsense and Google Analytics by adding the meta tags into the page properties or embed codes into a text box.
When building your website, keep in mind Search Engine Optimization (SEO) helps bring viewers to your website. Gaining rank organically through keywords, and other useful information you provide in your website content.
First keep in mind the “Title” of the website matters, if possible have a keyword or two in the title such as:
WebPaper – Free Online Website Builder
See how you can put a dash along with a sub title or h2 tag inside the actual website title. Next keep in mind your keywords are very helpful, try thinking of other related words that users might type in and want to read or see what you are providing on your website.
To welcome in 2012 we would like to give respect to the top websites of 2011, here you will find a list of the best looking or preforming websites WebPaper’s website builder produced in it’s first year of being up !
WebPaper is proud to list the following sites and many others, offering 3 pages 100% free to learn and test our website builder to make sure it’s as simple as it looks. Feel free to check out our Tour for more information and videos.